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15 THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 02)

Colorado Fall Colors

Colorado Fall Colors

mid-September–mid-November • nature

Discover gorgeous spots throughout the state to celebrate fall

Sandhill Crane Migration

Sandhill Crane Migration

late February–March | mid-September–mid-November  • nature

Thousands of cranes can be spotted at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in southern Colorado

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

late March–September • nature

A curious optical phenomenon occurs quite rarely and only in special locations. If you are in the right time and in the right place, just look up to the sky

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

all year round  • nature

This place is gorgeous enough for Gods to assemble

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

late August–early October • nature

For a few months, arachnids can be seen roaming prairies outside their hideouts

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

March–May | September–October  • nature

Watch the annual butterfly spectacle as tiny creatures fill the sky with colors

Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove

May–September • activity

Enjoy a spectacular 35-ft (10.7-m) cliff jump

Kayaking

Kayaking

May–September • activity

Colorado whitewater rivers and crystal clear lakes with beautiful surroundings are perfect for adrenaline rides and peaceful puddling

Colorado Springs Fall Colors

Colorado Springs Fall Colors

late September–early October • nature

Southern Colorado is a fall foliage heaven

Fishing

Fishing

all year round • activity

Fly-fishers, ice-fishers and rod-and-reelers can find many great spots in Colorado

Cottonwood Pass Road

Cottonwood Pass Road

June–October • activity

One of the highest roads in Colorado traversing the Continental Divide

Colorado Springs Skiing and Snowboarding

Colorado Springs Skiing and Snowboarding

October–May | January-February  • activity

Discover some of the best ski destinations of North America in just a short drive from Colorado Springs

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (best late March–late September) • nature

Best places to spot stars and planets in central Colorado

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

July–September • activity

An amazing collection of fourteeners in the heart of the Sawatch Range

Shelf Road Rock Climbing

Shelf Road Rock Climbing

September–May • activity

A climbing paradise in Colorado

26 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

out of rangeSeptember 3–5, 2022 • event

A beautiful way to say goodbye to the summer during the Labor Day Weekend

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

out of rangeSeptember 23–25, 2022 • event

Spice up your life in Pueblo, Colorado

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

out of rangeFebruary 18–26, 2023 • event

Fun time in a picturesque Colorado old mining and gambling town

Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair

out of rangeAugust 26–September 5, 2022 • event

Watch a rodeo and take some carnival rides at a traditional summer fair

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

unconfirmedmid-June 2023 • event

Immerse yourself in Irish and Scottish culture and traditions

Colorado Springs 4th of July Events

Colorado Springs 4th of July Events

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Music, entertainment, and spectacular fireworks across the region

Water Lantern Festivals

Water Lantern Festivals

unconfirmedJuly 2023 • event

An extremely spectacular celebration has taken over pretty much the entire USA

Donkey Derby Days

Donkey Derby Days

out of rangeAugust 13, 2022 • event

Donkey race in a historic Colorado gold rush town—Cripple Creek

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

out of rangelate April–early September • nature

For nearly five months, Colorado hosts thousands of wee birds on the move

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

out of rangeApril–August • nature

From columbine to bluebells, the Rockies are blanketed with blooms every spring and summer

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Colorado Renaissance Festival

out of rangeJune 18–August 7, 2022 (Saturdays and Sundays) • event

Are you ready for a flashback into 16th century?

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights

out of rangeDecember 3, 2022 • event

The official start of Christmas holidays in Colorado Springs

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Celebrate the last night of the year in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

out of rangeJune–August  • nature

Yellow wildflowers create amazing vibrant displays across the mountains and deserts

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Waterfalls

out of rangeJanuary–February • nature

Colorado's gorgeous nature is especially impressive in the winter

Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade

Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade

out of rangeMarch 11, 2023 • event

Plenty of festivities as the city goes green

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

out of rangeJune 25, 2023 • event

An exciting race to a top of a legendary Colorado fourteener

Colorado Blue Columbine

Colorado Blue Columbine

out of rangeJune–August | best July  • nature

The state flower of Colorado is the queen of the Rocky Mountains

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival

out of rangeJanuary 21, 2023 • event

Traditional Chinese dances and cuisine to ring in the new lunar year

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

out of rangeMay–July • nature

Stunning red flowers add brilliant accents to Colorado landscapes

Helen Hunt Falls

Helen Hunt Falls

out of rangeMay–June  • nature

If quick and easy hike with a waterfall view is what you need, add this scenic falls to your list

Hiking the Colorado Trail

Hiking the Colorado Trail

out of rangeearly July–mid-September • activity

The longest and challenging Colorado hiking adventure

Colorado Springs Comic Con

Colorado Springs Comic Con

out of rangeAugust 25–27, 2023 • event

Colorado Springs hosts one of the most popular cosplay events in the country

Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom

unconfirmedmid-June 2023 • event

Free-spirited electronic music festival in Colorado

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November 2022–January 2023 • event

Have a merry, little Christmas in historical Colorado Springs

Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival

Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival

unconfirmedNovember 3–5, 2023 • event

A ballooning event in Rocky Ford, Southeastern Colorado

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